On the brink of launching Gone Girl, her debut Bonsound EP, Magi Merlin unveils No Ego, a riveting pop song that packs a punch which premiered via NYLON earlier today. Following the release of the bold rap track Free Grillz and the cathartic dance anthem Pissed Black Girl, No Ego is the third single off Gone Girl, due out on May 27th.
On No Ego, Magi Merlin embraces her light-hearted side. With this new song, the Montreal-based artist and her trusty collaborator Funkywhat transformed casual instrumentals into a cheeky pop banger. No Ego is something I like to describe as a positive existential crisis, explains the singer-songwriter. The track is written in the way that I process life. The lyrics read like an optimistic nihilist’s manifesto, using a Santigold-esque high-voltage mix of earnest remarks and irreverent ad-libs. Magi’s music is a clear celebration of the simple fact that we’re all just making it up as we go.
Along with her new single, Magi Merlin unveils an excerpt from a live session recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto earlier this year with Funkywhat on bass and Ronny Desinor on drums.
In the past month, Magi Merlin has been taking Europe by storm with three showcases at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, followed by several tour dates supporting Noga Erez in cities such as Vienna, Milan, London and Paris. In July, she will also perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and at the Festival d’été de Québec. See the list below for all the dates.
25/05/2022 Paris, FR - Badaboum (supporting Noga Erez)
30/05/2022 Brussels, BE - Orangerie (supporting Noga Erez)
31/05/2022 Cologne, DE - Luxor (supporting Noga Erez) SOLD OUT
01/06/2022 Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin (supporting Noga Erez)
30/06/2022 Chicoutimi, QC - La Noce Festival
08/07/2022 Montreal, QC - Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival (supporting Sudan Archives)
16/07/2022 Quebec City, QC - Festival d'été de Québec
○Supporting Noga Erez
●Supporting Sudan Archives